Estimation of Different Price Elasticities of Cigarettes in Romania

This poster was presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Meeting by Ede Lázár on March 3, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. Using data from the 2011 Global Adult Tobacco Survey conducted in Romania, we found that higher cigarette prices are associated with reduced cigarette consumption among smokers, but we did not find evidence of a similar association with smoking prevalence. Our estimated price elasticity for cigarette consumption among smokers is -1.45 (-1.46 for men and -1.32 for women), implying that a 10 percent price increase would reduce cigarette consumption by nearly 15 percent.


March 2016